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we're down to five amazing picks. wait until you see the stories behind them, as katy reveals the first finalist this morning. only on "gma." >> hey, "gma." are you ready to make the announcement? and happy monday, everyone. robin off today. great to have lara to my right. sara haines to my left. welcome to you. two big exclusives this morning. john boehner sat down with me for the first time since the shutdown. he's not bunling an inch. neither is the white house. we'll see what he says about the bigger worry ahead. and a special first look at diane sawyer's exclusive first interview with malala, the young pakistani 16-year-old, called
the bravest girl in the world. how she became globally famous after the taliban shot her and why she cannot, will not be stopped. >> diane is here to give us a first look at the story. so moving. so inspiring. cannot wait to get the rest. >> may just win the nobel peace prize as well. we begin with the stunning racetrack crash that injured more than a dozen fans and sent the driver to the hospital. ryan owens is there with the latest. >> reporter: a scary crash. not just for the drivers on the track. several fans ended up at the houston hospital behind me, along side a driver many of them had come the see at the track. and he's still here this morning following emergency surgery. >> wow, that is a huge crash! >> reporter: it happened seconds from the finish line. one car goes airborne, slamming
into the fence that is supposed to protect spectators. it didn't. debris rains down on fans. here's how it looks from their terrifyingly close seats. >> debris flew inches from my head. it was a big chunk of tire. my family was shaken up. >> reporter: she wasn't hurt. 13 fans were. some pinned under the very fence. >> a piece of fence had landed to where lady was trapped underneath it. >> reporter: the most seriously injured, the man inside that car. three-time indy 500 winner dario franchitti. he suffered a concussion and fractured spine. his wife, ashley judd, tweeted on sunday she was on her way to houston. thank you for the prayers. i have only clothes on my backs a -- back and the dogs. we are on our way.
in february, 28 fans were injured by flying debris at the daytona international raceway, when a car hit the catch fence. ironically, after that crash, none other than dario franchitti tweeted, it's time indy car nascar other sanctioning bodies and promoters work on an alternative to catch fencing. there has to be a better solution. a lot of the tracks, including the one in houston, upgraded the fences after a crash in las vegas two years ago. but as you heard, at least one driver, the one in the hospital behind me, warned it wasn't enough. george? >> okay, ryan, thank you very much. the latest on the twin terror raids in africa. one by s.e.a.l. team six in somalia. the other in libya to get a cop al qaeda leader wanted since 1998 in attacks on american embassies. the libyan raid, a clean capture.
the somalia operation ran into trouble. >> reporter: indeed, george. we know the name of the al shabaab leader. his name is ekrema, a kenyan of somali descent. this morning, anas al libi is being held aboard a ship in the mediterranean. the raids, some 3,000 miles apart, carried out within hours of each other. high-risk, boots on the ground missions. a stargt in somalia, a senior al shabaab leader. the u.s. forces leading the raid. the famed s.e.a.l. team six. emerging from the indian ocean before dawn on saturday to a seaside al shabaab compound south of mogadishu. the size of the resistance far greater than the s.e.a.l.s
expected. they were forced to withdraw without proof their target had been killed. >> an on the ground commander can exercise judgment about the best course of action. >> reporter: in libya, a different story. the man the u.s. has been seeking for 15 years captured. al libi's son and brother telling abc news a convoy of cars approached the home and vehicle, commandos jumped out, said the men, smashing the car and grabbing al libi. >> i hope the perception in the world is that people who commit acts of terror will know that the united states of america will do everything in its power, that is legal and appropriate, in order to enforce the law and protect our security. >> reporter: the captured yaed leader will eventually be sent
to new york to face trial for the u.s. embassy bombings. lara? >> thank you, martha. a notorious al qaeda leader apprehended. abu anas al libi is on the way to the united states to face charges. brian ross is here with more. >> reporter: the challenge now is to get al libi to talk. and a team of specially trained interrogate srs already on the case. al libi was part of osama bin laden's early inner circle of al qaeda terrorists who plotted to attack the united states. >> i thing there's a lot he can say. a lot of gaps he can fill. >> reporter: u.s. officials say he was under surveillance in libya for several months. the u.s. has a good idea how he might operate and will use to it break him. >> it's called the we know all approach or the futility approach, you fry to convince a
deta detainee that you know everything. there's no reason for him to withhold it. you can break anybody. the important thing is just to build rapport. get information. figure out what mote faivates t. >> reporter: the family saw what happened. it can be used if the interrogation against him. >> we call that the love of family approach. you emphasize the person's love to the family, relationships with family members in trying to get back to them or ease their burdens by cooperating. >> reporter: and among the big questions for al libi, where is ayan al zawahiri hiding? what role, if any, did they play if the murder of the libyan ambassador? and when and where is the next attack on the u.s. likely to come from al qaeda? the team of american interrogate
lrs not be using waterboarding or other techniques considered to be torture. they'll take time, maybe lots of time, with a man who represents a major intelligence coup. >> do they think they can get the answers? >> reporter: if they have enough time. >> thank you.u. the latest on the government shutdown. seven days in and neither side is budges. i spoke with house speaker john boehner yesterday on "this week." he was defiant on the shutdown and the serious subject of the debt limit. >> the nation's credit is at risk because of the administration's refusal to sit down and have a conversation. >> they're saying it's because of your refuse toll pass a clean debt limit. >> we're not going pass a clean debt limit increase. i told the president. the votes are not in the house. >> when is this going to end?
>> if i knew, i would tell you. >> let's see if we can get answer from jon karl. you saw the defiance. defiance from the white house side as well. markets reacting badly. is there anything going on behind the scenes? >> reporter: i have been in touch with both sides this morning. there is absolutely nothing going on. no meetings planned. no sign of give. a top adviser to the president told me, we'll under no circumstances pay ransom for them to lift the debt ceiling. not one eiota of movement from the white house. they're saying the congress has to do their job. >> what is the more optimistic take? >> reporter: there's not a lot of cause for optimism. it is such a bad potential scenario here that it will not happen because both sides know it would be cat straastrophicca.
i think they somehow come to an agreement to raise the debt limit even if the shutdown continues. we're going to begin with the question surrounding an embarrassing airport security breach. a young boy managed to hop a flight from minneapolis to las vegas, alone. without a ticket. slipping through three security checkpoints along the way. abc's alex perez has the story. >> reporter: investigators are scratching their heads this morning, wondering how a 9-year-old runaway beat the security system at one of the nation's largest airports. >> he must know something about the system or simply good luck. >> reporter: the 9-year-old arrived at security. without a ticket or boarding pass, he is screened and boards the plane to vegas. >> they assume a 9-year-old doesn't have the audacity to do
it. they're treated as innocents. >> reporter: not until mid flight that flight attendants realize the boy's name is not on the passenger list. police met the flight in sin city. surveillance cameras captured him taking someone else's luggage and sitting down the eat. zbri thing he's a con artist. people beware. beware of him. >> reporter: how did one smart kid outsmart an entire system? >> a stunning lapse and the most exciting day of that young man's life. a monster struck driver had alcohol on his breath. it is unclear whether the driver was drunk.
eight people were killed. and a wildfire 24re9. ing the camp pendleton marine base in california is said to be 20% contained. heavy winds have died down. hundreds of evacuees have been able to return home. several buildings and cars were burnt in the process. new unrest in egypt. at least 51 people killed in clashes between police and supporters of mohamed morsi. today, a massive explosion happened in altour. a zoo worker in oklahoma is recovering after nearly losing her arm after being attacked by a firpg the 20-year-old worker broke a key safety rule. sticking her hand through a small opening in the cat's cage and then getting stuck. because the attack was the woman's fault, the tiger will
not be put down. and for the first time in year, gas prices falling below $3 a gallon in parts of the country. prices have dropped 14 cents in the last two weeks. thanks, in part, to falling oil prices. and now, the best news of the morning. it concerns this red brace let i wear on my wrist. you may remember him. little jack hoffman. the nebraska football fan who became the greatest running back in the history of corn husker football. one rush. 80 yards. to the house. >> game over. >> where the entire team took him up in their arms and so made one little boy's day. he had been suffering from brain cancer. that's why they did it. over the weekend, greatest news of all. we learned his cancer is now in remission. he's undergone more than a year of chemo and his dad calls it
the greatest possible situation. what a wonderful little boy. >> that is a great story. a little more inspiration now. diane sawyer's exclusive interview with malala yousafzai. she has had a remarkable recovery. become the youngest nominee ever for the nobel peace prize. i think our viewers will be so moved. >> i was amazed by her. the youngest nominee for the peace prize by far. she's a tiny girl with giant light. i hope everyone gathers family around. i think all of us need to remember what it is to have this kind of courage just because you want to go to school. in a distant valley, this one tiny child may be the bravest girl in the world. >> and i almost died.
it was just after midday. >> reporter: she grew up surrounded by women with hidden faces and men in the shadows, who destroyed girls schools. threw acid at the faces of girl students. and yet, she was determined to learn, saying school is like walking through a magic door to your dreams. >> they cannot stop me. i will get my education, in home, school, any place. >> reporter: one year ago, she was on a school bus with other girls. >> on the day that i was shot, all of my friends faces were covered except mine. >> reporter: was that wise? it was brave, but was it wise? >> i wanted to live my life as i want. >> reporter: a man, with a beard and a gun, stopped the bus and asked, who is malala? he fired three shots at her, point blank. >> the bullet went through here, down here, here, and here. >> reporter: and through a
series of astonishing miracles, from the way the bullet traveled to the doctor who juts happened to be there, she woke up ready to lead girls everywhere toward a few day. >> out of this silence came thousands of voices. >> all: i am malala. >> all: i am malala. >> courage was born. >> all: we are malala. >> you see that support ringing all over the world. yet she still is facing danger. >> this is her enormous courage and the courage of her family. they believe we all have to link arms together and stand up for the right of children. i have traveled all these parts of the world. the muslim people, support her. no question. in the majority but there are these dark shadows. i tried to find out why this child, the power of this child, has targeted her in their view. and i'm -- i'm going to try to bring you the full report and again, you have to remember,
she's so small. sometimes she's doing magic tricks for me. like any other teen age girl. the next time, she's showing us how the live. >> we saw the power at the u.n. >> she will teach us about our own lives. >> you can see diane's exclusive interview tonight. and her special primetime hour, "unbreakable" airs on "20/20" on friday. her autobiography is out on friday. "i am ma la." and the weather now from sam. >> we have a lot to talk about. who are we if we can't protect the children? let's do a wow lap of the weekend. two o to four feet of snow in south dakota to nebraska, an ef-4 tornado. these are only 320 miles apart. the moisture from the cold front
>> good morning, washington. rain showers moving in across the western parts of our viewing area. be arriving ino the metro area late this morning and continuing into the afternoon hours. 73 degrees, we will not move a whole lot on the thermometer. highs in the mid to upper 70's. . few strong or severe storms this >> east coast is a soaker. most of the country is pleasant. thank you, sam. coming up on "gma," we speak to the biker accused of setting off a terrifying chain of events. and a possible breakthrough in the search for maddy mccann. and madonna speaking out about the terrifying attack that changed her life, and -- you'r video.
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>> live from the abc 7 broadcast center, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. i am jummy olabanji. set fordiscussion is today in d.c. on the push to change the name of the washington redskins. one of the speakers is d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton. president obama said he would think about changing the name. he will neverd
change it. in arlington hotspot is closed because of the shutdown. that is not keeping visitors out. they are making their own rules at gravelly point, illegally parking. there are no park police to enforce that closer. roadways, wen our will head over to wtop. >> happy to see you, jummy. happy monday. a couple of problems spots in the morning commute. outer loop, typical delays in through montgomery county. a new crash along georgia avenue just past the beltway. only the right side gets by. 198, anay at route earlier incident has been clear to the shoulder. jacqui? therabbed a -- grab
♪ the eye of the tiger the fighter ♪ we're getting hundreds of entries for the katy perry roar contest. this is just one of them. we're not going to give too much away. you're going to love it when you see it, one of five finalists coming in. in a little bit, a special message from katy. a lot going on this monday. robin off this morning. great to have lara here, sara haines. good morning, america. and then the biker seen smashing the window of the suv in the road rage case. making an obscene gesture in court. as we talk to the biker who allegedly set off the whole terrifying chain of events. the search for maddy mccann. a possible breakthrough. a string of burglary there is in portugal could lead to a big break in the case.
a break the parents have been waiting years for. >> you always thought. it just didn't make sense. something didn't make sense. and madonna, on top of the world. here's something you don't know. the material girl now revealing about a brutal attack and how it changed her life. i had never heard about it. >> that story, reading it, was shocking. we'll get into that. first, the abc news exclusive interview with the biker at the center of the massive road rage incident president that drive right there who started it all when he allegedly slowed down his motorcycle. the suv bumping him. dan harris sat down with the biker exclusively who set off that terrifying chain of events. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. christopher cruz says he hopes his explanation will make you see that video tape in an entirely new light. his intervie comes as this case is only heating up with a slew of new developments this morning.
overnight, new york city police releasing this photo of another person of interest. as they also investigate reports that two off-duty officers were on the scene of the attack and failed to intervene. on sunday, reginald chance, seen her smashing his helmet against the family sufficient also made a scene in court, raising both middle fingers as he was arraigned on battery of charges including gang assault. we sat down with the biker accused of kicking off the whole thing by pulling in front of the suv, slowing down, and provoking a fender bender where the mab peeled out and seriously injured a biker. as a result of the accident, one man was paralyzed. another man was beaten in front of his family. do you feel in any way responsible for what happened? >> i don't think i feel responsible. but i do feel -- i do feel bad
for the family that got hurt. >> reporter: you're saying those conclusions that we all draw by looking at this, we have got it all wrong? >> yes. >> reporter: christopher cruz, a 28-year-old father of two who works at a car wash says what you see on this tape is not him trying to pick a fight. but rather, an attempt to change lanes so he can look back and figure out where his friends are. it looks like you're trying to slow him down, like you slow down -- >> no, never had intentions to slow him down or cause problems. >> reporter: he points out his brake light never went on and the looks over his shoulders are at his friends. walk me through this. did you have other option? >> i didn't think i was doing anything wrong except for turning into another lane. >> reporter: but you're going slowly in front of him. >> but the other bikes are going
slowly. >> reporter: it looks like you're all trying to get this guy stop. >> my intention was not the make him stop. >> reporter: police don't believe the story. they've charged him with reckless endangerment and unlawful imprisonment. >> i think they needed to make an arrest to satisfy the public. >> reporter: what kind of impact has this had on your life? >> it's turned my life upside down. >> reporter: are you worried about what happens next? >> yes, i am. >> reporter: do you think you can win this case? >> i don't know that. >> reporter: he seems like a scared young man at this point. for whatever reason. based on the current charges against him, he's looking at up to a year in prison. prosecutors have made it clear they may increase the charges. >> thank you, dan. that brings us to the chief legal affairs anchor, dan
abrams. it come down to a tale of the tape. is christopher cruz believable or not? >> the police don't believe him. when you watch the tape, it's hard to believe his account. this is going to be his legal defense. i would expect he'll testify if it goes to trial. this is what he'll testify to. what about what he was thinking. the problem is as you watch that tape, and you watch him go in front and look behind him. and really seem to be slowing down to slow down the car, it's a very hard account. to accept on its face. >> he says he was looking for his friends. there's about five bikers in front of him that are also part of the group. who were you look for? >> he could say the friends were to the side or behind me. the problem is the tape for him. there was no tape out there, we would be having a very different conversation. it would all be based on accounts.
but when you have this tape, so clearly seems to show him slowing down that car, which set this all into motion, that's a big problem for him. >> yeah, indeed. and as dan said, the charges could increase. >> absolutely. the authorities are continues to look at this case. i would not be surprised if they upped the charges. he gave the right answers to dan's questions. we'll see. the latest in the search for maddy mccann. the little girl went missing six years ago. scotland yard is investigating a new lead that her disappearance may have been a part of a botched robbery. >> we will not give up our search. >> reporter: six years after maddy mccann disappeared from her hotel room, her parents are coming out this morning saying they finally have reason to hope. >> we're confident we're getting closer, just by filling in more pieces of the jig sar.
>> reporter: gerry mccann's comments coming out just as scotland yard says they may have the most complete picture of late. 41 people are bpg investigated. police are following up 31 leads based on telephone calls made in the resort area at the time of her disappearance. >> linking real people to the phone numbers you is a significant challenge. >> reporter: speculation ran rampant other the years of what may have happened to maddy thah nighon vacation. when her parents returned from a dinner with friends to find their daughter missing from her bed. sources suggested she could have been kidnapped by a sex trafficking organization. a british newspaper recently ascertained she might have been abducted as part of a robbery
scotland yard remains mum on further details. they did say this. >> there is no clear, definitive proof, that madeleine mccann is dead. i genuinely believe there's a possibility she's alive. >> reporter: the mccann's will sit down for an interview next monday on "crime watch." they hope it will bring them a step closer to finding their little maddy alive. now the weather from sam. the trouble-making front all weekend long moves to the eastern seaboard. most of the nation is in good shape. the east coast, most of you start out nicely this morning. as the front squeezes closer to the coastline, it's got all kinds of moisture. one to two inches of rain no problem out of this. it's got the tropical remnant moisture in it. boston, new york, all the way to
tallahassee. rain, flash flooding, and locally, two inches or more. cold temperatures in the middle of the country. we're not stepping into cold air yet. we'll warm it up as we go east. chicago, back into the 70s as well. cincinnati. this morning, you know you're going to get another shot at warmer >> good morning, washington. 73 in d.c. cloudy skies right now, rain showers are pushing in from the west. winchester, luray >> quick look at the big boards. some would find that relaxing. >> some would. and did. >> thank you, sam. coming up, everybody. madonna, opening up about a terrifying attack that shaped her career, and she says, her life.
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>> live from the abc 7 broadcast center, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. i am jummy olabanji. that killed adent contractor and injured his coworkers is under investigation. line togglein a red between union station and judiciary square. sent a piece of track into three workers. 8is channel -- news channel will have a report. investigators looking into a deadly freon leak at washington hospital center. melvin lewis died, the other
worker is expected to live. underway.al review is let's get a check on your morning commute i wtop with amanda meadows. >> new activity on 270. an accident working on the outer loop. a live shot along the outer loop braddock, leftat side closed. after route got 270 28 working a crash. bw parkway clearing out. >> showers and thunderstorms from the pushing in west. cloudy now, you can see they are right along i-81. could become strong, especially to the north and east. temperatures holding steady in the mid to upper 70's. tomorrow, a high near 70.
♪ i am a fighter good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. ♪ and you're gonna hear me roar ♪ >> weeks after announcing our contest, it's time to meet the finalists. hundreds of entries coming in from coast to coast. >> hey, "gma," are you ready to make the announcement? >> we can't wait to share the stories behind these videos. this morning, we meet our first high school finalist, live, on location, as we say -- >> good morning, america. ♪ you had me down but i got up and there they wilare, live. it's early in buckeye, arizona. they're so excited at verrado
high school. they've been chosen. it's an amazing story that got them here. fantastic video. look at the spirit we're seeing right now in buckeye, arizona. i think i see a little robin roberts there. >> hello. there's josh. and robin. george. >> somebody has absconded with giant sam. where is giant sam? >> please return and be gentle. >> please don't do anything untoward. >> meanwhile -- >> and i'm showing you the cute end. i have the loaded end on the other side. this is a baby -- >> i have a vocal one. that's the one screaming in the microphone. >> jack hanna is here today. there is not man on the planet who has taught america more about things -- all things wild than our jack hanna. we're going to celebrate him
today. >> and while we try to corral the animals, superstar ballroom dancer julianne hough returning to "dancing with the stars." however, this time not on the floor. she's filling in for len at the judges' table. what do the other pro dancers feel about her return and can she fairly judge her brother, derek? also ahead, is prince harry headed for a wedding? >> sorry, that was just me. i'm whining again. >> which one is that? is that yours, sara? >> it's mine. >> apparently, prince harry may be getting married one day. i can feel the hype machine revving. we're going to save sara haines right now by going in the news. we'll begin with one of the most wanted terrorists in the world being questioned on board a u.s. navy ship. they're hoping to get
information out of abu anas al libi, the former bin laden associate accused of the u.s. embassy attacks in kenya and tanzania. he was captured by u.s. special forces. the same day that s.e.a.l. team six led a mission. those troops had to withdraw before confirming if the suspect they were after was killed. at home, the partial government shutdown enters day seven. the u.s. inches closer to its first default in history. that deadline hits next week. house speaker john baner sat down with george on sunday and said, unless president obama will negotiate on the health care bill things will not change. and dario franchitti spent the night in a houston hospital.
he broke two vertebrae and suffered a concussion as well after he slammed into a fence that is supposed to protect the crowd. 13 spectators were injured as debris went flying. a wild scene in paris. more than a dozen men carrying axes caught on camera running from a jewelry store after setting off smoke bombs and smashing display cases and stealing over $1 million in watches. police have arrested five so far. in what's being called the world's greatest white diamond is being auctioned today. 118-karat stone. expected to sell for a cool $35 million. when it else is fsells for muchn that, you can say wow again. two girls in utah got lessons about the rules of the road. autumn, a 7-year-old and her
sister, barbie, were playing with their pink barbie jeep when the battery started to die. they left in on the street behind their father's car. the next morning, a ticket on the windshield. police charged them with illegally abandoning a vehicle. so to sum up, the barbie jeep was parked illegally behibd their father's car and it was, in fact, ticketed. no fine however. >> they didn't boot it. >> no boot. just a warning at this point. >> my barbie jeep, that's happened to, too. sara heinous has been debear catted. >> a week end out of this world for george clooney and sandra bullock. they're movie raking in over $55 million. marking the biggest october debut ever. it's hit gold when a movie breaks a record for a-listers
like clooney and bullock. the ig theest october opening for both of them. the oscar buzz is rolling in. >> in reali inreading about the years in the making. >> difficult for both of them to make. the bar tender with a tip of a lifetime, hitting the jackpot if you will. aurora was on a closing shift when a customer gave her a couple of unplayed tickets from the oregon lottery. the first one won her five pi s bucks. the second one, 17,000 big ones. she tried to return the ticket to the customer. he refused to take it. >> that is really great. >> he bought drinks to celebrate for her. she returned to work the next knight. >> i'm hearing she gave him a portion of it to say thank you.
>> and she donated some of it to charity. the only purchase he wants to really make is a couch. and you may be wondering why i brought some iconic toys with me this morning. the national toy hall of fame just announced the potential list. they narrowed it down to 12 finalists including a personal favorite for me, made a lo t of life decisions for me. the magic 8 ball. and others, the classic rubber du ducky. a chess game. they consider icon status, longevity. >> a con taste that includes chess and a rubb ebe eber ducky. >> chess is not part of the toy hall of fame? >> yeah, take your time. >> it is decidedly so, josh. >> let's get to sam.
hello, everybody. look out here in times square. a little threat of afternoon rain is not going to slow this crowd down. whose birthday is it today? >> my mom, muriel. >> happy birthday to you. we don't do numbers. probably 22, 23, that's what i'm guessing. maybe 23. >> gladly. >> glad you're here. one or two things happening with us. how about 57, 58 degrees in the northwest. a big difference from 70 over the weekend. in comes the cold front. it will make a change in some cases. into the southwest, not dropping the temperatures. still on the warm side. a big change coming in this week. tuesday, into wednesday, numbers get cooler. so will the snow levels in the mountains. there's atlanta, 75. >> good morning, everyone.
let's take a look at how doors in d.c. cloudy skies and 75 degrees. s and little strong, 60 miles per hour. heavy downpours to the west of winchester. picking up a quarter to a half of an inch. arriving in pdc metro late this morning and the early afternoon. >> i mean, i know i smell like bearcats. but you can get up close. you can get up close to get on tv. we're live in times square. let's go inside to sara haines. meg ryan, why she left hollywood life behind. julianne hough back on "dancing with the stars." and we're moments away from meeting the first finalist on
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the cover of people. let's start with miley cyrus. here's what she did on "saturday night live." >> oh, look, it's teddy. great rehearsals earlier. >> we shouldn't be doing this! this is for kids! >> okay. i'll see you on stage. oka >> okay, why do you keep doing that thing with your tongue? >> i'm having tiny strokes, y'all. >> you think she crushed snit. >> the young hannah montana was also fantastic. so much conversation about what is going on here. leave her alone, this is terrible. pop stars weighing in, annie lennox and sinead o'connor. >> a lot of us thinking is she out of control. this is a strategy here? >> the conversation going on
about women in pop music and the idea of being overly sexualized. think it's a fantastic conversation. i think it's understandable for parents to be concerned. she might allay the concerns. >> we're having the conversation because of what she's doing. this is a strategy, i'll be a minority voice here. it makes what happened at the mtv awards, it makes these videos, all the more -- they seem a bit desperate then. if this is strictly about the marketing. if she's that smart, that good, just be that smart, that good. >> we'll see what happens. other pop stars like lord. and there's nothing you know -- >> and she's number one. >> it's an interesting conversation. >> all right. >> okay, let's get on, how about prince harry. is he getting married? >> the prish papers with decide themselves today.
he's in australia. the rumor is he would be marrying this woman, cressida bonus. her mother is lady corazon. she's been married four times. and cressida has a half sister who dated, guess who? prince william. rumors out there that kate may not be thrilled about this union. everybody is all married. >> he was asked about it. he laughed. how do we get from that to this? >> you would laugh, too. he's in australia. those in the know say things have heated up. whether or not marriage is eminent, we'll see. >> the cover of meg ryan has set off a fire storm. >> she's moved to new york. dating john mellencamp.
it's an interesting story. this idea of who she was, the america's sweetheart notion was something of a prison. living in new york, she gets to live a life not just about the movies. unbelievably happy. now living the life she wants to live. >> it makes me happy. >> great for her. >> thank you, larry. nice cover. >> thank you. a bit of a new twist in the ballroom tonight. julianne hough is back. not the dance. the former pro will be putting her expertise to the test as a judge. "gma's" cameron mathison has more. >> the new champions of "dancing with the stars." >> reporter: she won the mirrorball trophy twice. >> back-to-back championships. >> reporter: after leaving the show to make music and movies, julianne hough realized "dancing with the stars" is always in her heart.
>> i'm dance something much. >> reporter: tonight, she's returning to the ballroom. not the compete but to judge. >> i'm so excited. i know how it feels be on the floor. >> i'm going to miss len. this is supposed to be a ballroom show. he represents ballroom. >> the inter play was terrific. >> it will be interesting to see how the dynamic changes. >> we'll be able to be more creative. >> i know what it takes to put the effort and the time in. >> so have someone like her who has been on both sides of the competition is exciting. >> in the competitive ballroom dancing, it's not awe lowed. it is a tv show. i'm sure she'll be a fair judge. she'll do amazing. >> i thing she'll be tougher on her brother, derek. spl she's going to be fair. she's a professional. >> she has hinted she doesn't favor low scores, like --
>> 44! >> i want to feel the paddles. don't be surprised if like the 4s are just kicked out and just gone. i'm just saying. >> whoa. >> >> reporter: is hough tough? she tweeted 2459 the angel with devil horns is back. >> she's an angel. she definitely has horns. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cameron mathison. >> amber riley tweeted her nooes are giving her troubles. derek hough, her partner. i thing it's the wear and tear. we get into week four, week five, week six. you can see what kind of judge julianne will be tonight at 8:00 on abc. >> anxious to see her. this will be fun. so is this. we're so excited.
the first high school finalist chosen by none other than katy perry herself. 1 of 5 here. we had so many entries. she challenged high schools across the country to make a video for roar. the winning school gets a live concert from the star. broadcast on "gma." here's entrant number one, verrado, high school, in buckeye, arizona. >> reporter: when it comes to roaring, the verrado high school cheerleaders are hard to match. but there's no doubt one of them roars the loudest. >> all: let's go verrado. >> reporter: 18-year-old megan. her trail of triumph began four years ago when she chased her dream of becoming a cheerleader. >> we sat her down and said, you don't walk on this cheer team. you work.
and she rocked it. >> reporter: so when katy perry put out a call for schools to show how loud they are roar, clayton decided to share megan's story with the world. writing and directing the school's very own roar video with migen as a star. >> i was superexcited when clay wanted me to be in the video. >> it's a chain reaction of how this one simple girl can spark a revolution. >> reporter: the video went viral and made headlines. >> verrado high school buckeye decided to highlight a most inspiring student. >> a video for the song roar. >> reporter: they hope they have what it takes. >> i think she should come because we worked really hard on this video. >> all: we love you, katy! >> reporter: and now here it is. ♪ i used to bite my tongue
and hold my breath ♪ ♪ scared to rock the boat and make a mess ♪ ♪ so, i sat quietly agreed politely ♪ ♪ i guess that i forgot i had a choice ♪ ♪ i let you push me past the breaking point ♪ ♪ i stood for nothing so, i fell for everything ♪ ♪ you held me down but i got up ♪ ♪ already brushing off the dust ♪ ♪ you hear my voice you hear that sound ♪ ♪ like thunder gonna shake the ground ♪ ♪ you held me down but i got up ♪ ♪ get ready 'cause i've had enough ♪ ♪ i see it all i see it now ♪ ♪ i got the eye of the tiger ♪ ♪ a fighter dancing through the fire ♪ ♪ 'cause i am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar ♪ ♪ roar roar roar roar ♪ roar ♪ i got the eye of the tiger a
fighter dancing through the fire cause i am a champion ♪ ♪ and you're gonna hear me roar louder louder than that lion because i am a champion ♪ ♪ and you're gonna hear me roar ♪ >> wow. >> they have raised the bar. >> the chills. that is finalist number one of five. we want to go live to verrado and meet the man who made it. the young man, litt clayton mue. and some of the cheerleaders. the star of the video, none other than megan. hi, good morning, can you all hear me? >> good morning. >> good morning. >> we hear you. >> way to go, guys.
>> clayton, what was it about megan that made you say, you know what, i'm doing this? >> she has such an incredible story to be told. she works as hard as everybody else. we really deserve this. [ laughter ] >> what will it mean, you do deserve it. and guys, i believe you're going to be tough to beat. i'm anxious to see the other entrants. what will this mean to your high school if katy perry were to come there and perform for you? >> it would mean a lot. it's a very unique high school. and -- she will have a great time here. >> and i want to ask one of megan's teammates, kinsley, tell us how megan is. what is she like as a fellow cheerleader? >> she's awesome. she works just as hard as us. she's on the sidelines. on the mats. every practice. just another teammate. >> clayton, i gotta say, you have a future as a film
director. the pacing of the video. no words. it was simply incredible. >> thank you. >> is that something you want to do, clayton? >> yeah, i kind of want to be a director or a veterinarian. [ laughter ] >> well, you know, do both. go for it all. >> i love it. >> so fantastic. >> i love it. >> any requests. what songs do you want katy to sing? obviously, roar. >> dark horse. i like dark horse and walking on air. >> and how about you, ladies? kinsley, katy is watching. trust us. what songs do you want to hear her sing for your school? >> oh, wow. roar, of course. >> congratulations. the bar is so high thank you to you.
>> live from the abc 7 broadcast center, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning. i am jummy olabanji. an arlington hotspot is now closed because of the shutdown. visitors are making up their own rules at gravelly point. they are illegally parking on the shoulder and the grass. there is no park police presence because of the closure. a group of pediatricians plans to protest the government shutdown this morning beginning around 9:45. doctors will rally outside the longworth house office building. one doctor is even coming from alabama to speak at the rally. let's get a check on the roadways at wtop. >> good morning. an accident working in towards the douglass bridge off south
, the right lane is closed before nats park. into the a coming douglass bridge area. a crash working on 270 southbound just past old georgetown to the left. heavy traffic headed southbound. >> this just end, breaking severe weather. a severe thunderstorm warning for winchester and frederick county and clark county. the panhandle of west virginia. loudoun county is included, just the corner of the county. these storms could produce winds per hour.of 60 miles we will keep you up-to-date. >> stay tuned for that.
[ cheers and applause ] what a beautiful crowd. beautiful monday morning here in times square. as we say -- stress, stress, stress, you're okay. we say good morning, america. >> monday morning. a lot of happiness for our good friend, jack hanna. in the control room. a few animals. denise got the beaveron there. a vinturon. denise is back from her honeymoon. there with a lemur on her shoulder. >> oh, no. is that a sloth? >> that's a sloth. hanging out in the control room. please don't make me say
anything about wild animals and our control rooms. >> oh, look. >> that's not us running through the hallways. this time, it's penguins. we're all here to celebrate jack hanna's 30th anniversary on this show, by the way. an amazing, amazing, amazing thing. also ahead, a very important story. is there a link between concussions and brain damage being suffered in the nfl by thousands of players. a controversial new book and new documentary soon to come out looks at a growing health crisis in america's signature sport. does the nfl know more than it's revealing to the public and its players? a lot of questions to be asked and answered. and a big exclusive. a big "gma" event tomorrow. diana nyad, who just made history with the swim from cuba to florida. getting back in the water and
for a great cause. this time, to help people so devastated by superstorm sandy. we'll tell you more ahead. right now, know, we need to get a little wild with sam champion. >> we should. we should. get weather out of the way, though. something about the clouds. and from times square. to a beautiful picture of san francisco. absolutely gorgeous. do we have those shots? yes? yes? yes. there we are. >> the marina. >> a shot from killington, vermont. the weather team spent time in vermont this weekend. glad to have them all back safe and sound. the area of low pressure. the remnants of what was that tropical system is now a rainmaker for the entire eastern seaboard. by the drive time home, we're hitting the rain. watch new york city by
wednesday, 67 for a high. this is a short cool spell. not in for the full run yet. all that wateather brought to y have got a few severe thunderstorms developing in northern virginia. severe thunderstorm warning >> all that weather was brought to you by progress i. why is is josh wearing the bru shirt. not just josh, but the folks all over. world day of bullying prevention. a campaign started by stomp out bullying. it draws attention to the 13 million kids -- >> 13 million kids? >> that can't be right. we wouldn't let that happen in this country. 13 million kids bullied in the
country every year. the audience is wearing the shirts and some celebrities have led a messaging campaign. the message is simple. stomp out bullying and cyber bullying. >> it's a national scourge. stop bullying now. stop it. >> if you see it, if you see it in the hall waist, if you see it going on, just, just tell people to stop it. now let's turn the tide and make it cool not to bully people. where are we going? lara? i'm here with the stunning, absolutely stunning star of the abc hit show "castle." stana katic is with us now. so much excitement coming up on season six. big changes happening. in the life of her character, kate beckett. and we say to you, good morning, america. >> hi, how are you? i'm so happy to be here.
>> being doings. you have accepted castle's marriage proposal. >> yes. >> life has changed. >> it's a big step for the two of them. a lot of that will they, won't they. finally, they're committed to each other. it will be interesting to see how that trickles down. i'm sure everyone has an opinion. >> the dynamic is quite different. i want to show everybody a little clip of beckett and cast unt le in action. >> what was the harm in giving me a little tidbit? >> this is a bribe. castle. you're bribing me with a latte. >> no, i am not. come on. don't be ridiculous. >> this is low, even for you. >> look, i can solve this. i just need a little more to go on.
>> castle, you're not going to castle me on this one. >> so well said. season six under way. congratulations on cbgb. a new movie. you're playing a rock 'n' roller? >> yeah, skanya raven. she was the leader of the first all-female rock band here in new york. she has amazing stories. i got to meet her. >> did you ever get to cbgb? i'm guessing you are way too young? >> i did. i snuck in. great information for the morning audience. >> that's all right. makes you human. congrats on the movie. and on castle, a show we have all loved. season six. >> thank you so much. >> and over to george. let me remind everybody, airs tonight, 10:00, 9:00 central. and tomorrow, a story of
diana nyad. setting a new record to help people slammed by hurricane sandy testimo sandy. take a look. she's the definition of pers veernts, determination, and triumphs. after four failed attempts, she inspired the world last month with the successful swim from cuba to florida. 110 miles. it took 36 years of never fiving up. >> never are too old to chase your dreams. >> reporter: if you thought the 64-year-old would hang up the swim xwogles, you were wrong. her next challenge will test her physical limits again. while raising money for the victims of superstorm sandy. >> we're installing a cool engineered pool in herald square. i'm swimming for 48 hours to show my solidarity with what they went through. >> reporter: nigh yad's swim kicks off tomorrow on "gma." swimming with her ryan lochte,
nicky reid, and everyday new yorkers. she hopes her swim continues to inspire others to dream big. >> most people want to be valid members of their community. they want to help each other. they want to live a good life. laugh, love, live, and help. those are the people i admire. >> all of the proceeds go to help the victims of hurricane sandy. help the victims of hurricane sandy. coming up, the nfl and brain
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professional football, what has become america's sport. the show seems spectacular. the hits more violent than ever. now the nfl must confront a most serious issue. the possible correlation between football and brain damage. go award-winning journalists allege that the nfl waged a two decades long campaign to help cover up any potential link. they've written a book, called "league of denooil." they've produced a documentary for front line. take a look. >> at what price glory. the hall of fame center mike webster died at the age of 50, after years of combat on the field. >> reporter: mike webster, one of the best to ever play his position, died in 2002 after
suffering for years with dementia and depression. after his death, he would become the first nfl player diagnosed with the neurological diseased chronic traumatic encephalopathy. since 2005, dr. ann mckee has studied the brains of 46 former nfl players. she spoke with the brothers and pbs's frontline about her findings. >> we have an enormously high hit rate. that would be extraordinary to pull in that many cases with any other disease that just were suspected. think the incidents and prevalence have to be a lot higher than people realize. >> to her, it may the the beginnings of an epidemic. >> i think it will be a shockingly high percentage.
i'm wondering where this stops. i'm wondering on some level if every single football layer doesn't have this. >> the numbers then and now, they are striking. >> there's 54 brains of former nfl players studied. of those, 52 have been diagnosed with cte. >> reporter: while the evidence is relatively new, the controversy is not. the league just settled a suit with former players agreeing to pay $765 million. without admitting any liability. >> what did the league know, when did it know it, and to what extent did it try to bury science? >> reporter: in 1994, paul tagliabue created a committee. >> that committee became the vehicle by which the nfl denied the significance of the issue
for the next 16 years. >> reporter: in 2007, a meeting in chicago, where new commissioner, roger goodell, spoke on the matter. captured on tape in the new frontline document arydocumenta. >> the new evidence is that the doctors are making excellent decisions. it's proven by the research done that looks at that issue. >> the head of goodell's concussion committee took on the critics. >> anecdotes do not make scientifically valid evidence. i'm man of science. i believe in empirically determined, scientifically valid data. >> he said there is no evidence that football players are at risk for cte. >> in my opinion, the only proof is in boxers and in some steeplechase jockeys. >> reporter: in 2009, dr. mckee
was invited to speak. >> she's bringing pieces of brain into the nfl offices and having the committee look at the brains and examine them themselves. and they're just basically shredding her work, telling her she's wrong. not really even considering it. >> reporter: there's a comparison to the nfl to big tobacco. why? >> the nfl creates this scientific body that would some what suggest in some ways they cherry pick data to cook the books on whether concussions are serious. and then there's a massive attack on those independent scientists suggesting clearly that there's a connection between football and long-term brain damage. >> now in a statement to abc news, the nfl said it has made and i quote a pro found commitment to the health and safety of its players. and also, that and i quote, the
results have been both meanleful and measurable. we will not waver in our long-term commit to a better and safer game at all levels. a discussion that has certainly just begun. much to get to on the program. it's with our guest of honor. jack hanna. for 30 years now, a "gma" guest. east brought a young leopard
we're so excited to be here. >> come on, come on! the one and only. >> jack, you started this whole thing, my friend. you made animals on television in way that people can understand them and want to help them and protect them. let's take a look back. >> i know, but, he has to lick his armpit. >> the back legs are longer than the front legs ps. >> that's right. >> reporter: for more than 30 years, jack hanna has been our link to some of the world's furriest, funniest creature. >> they steal my underwear. let help go down your shirt. >> let him go down my shirt? >> reporter: he brings the wild to "gma." fee lines, marsupials, reptiles, and primates the. >> on the lens of the camera. great. >> reporter: some love the cameras more than others. it started back in 1983, when jack shows dpam the first twin
gorillas born in human care in the western help fleer. >> don't move. >> i won't move. >> reporter: he's taught us so much more about nature. >> watch it, lara. watch it, lara. >> reporter: some moments stole our hearts. >> they carry certain diseases that -- >> well-timed jack. >> let's get this monitor lizard out. >> reporter: others left us and the celebrities hanging around "gma" running for cover. >> can i get some gloves. >> what? >> each experience in 30 years had one thing in common. our friend, jack. amazing knowledge. perfect timing. let's welcome jack hanna. >> thank you. thank me. but if you think about, 30 years, the tense of millions of people you have reached to teach
about conservation in america. the columbus zoo and the association of zoos can't thank you enough. >> celebrating with some of the wonderful an analysis. >> what have you got? hey. >> these are the fastest animals. we breed these an mr. and mrs. a cheetah is very endangerered. the black marx under their eyes reflect the light. if you look at the legs. the han mall grows this way. they look like a greyhound. >> they're running down everything on earth. >> a tiger kills a water buffalo. it happens in less than 30 seconds. these animals are not that strong. >> who else do you have?
will these two like each other? is there going to be an issue, like the sharks and the jets? "west side story" happening. >> oh, no, he doesn't want to leave. >> we got a cat fight. >> look at the paws on this thing. >> appreciate these. these are in the species survival plan. feel the fur there. >> making noises. >> people did use these for coats. that's stopped. the animals are gorgeous. >> we have a special treat for you. do the cats like cake? >> we couldn't not. we couldn't not. >> buddy valastro, cake moss, made you a special wild cake to thank you for 30 incredible years. we're going to cut it. we'll be right back. jack hanna. >> jack hanna. jack hanna. when our little girl was born, we got a subaru.
it's where she said her first word. (little girl) no! saw her first day of school. (littltle girl) bye bye! made a best friend forever. the back seat of my subaru is where she grew up. what? (announcer) the two-thousand-fourteen subaru forester. (girl) what? (announcer) built to be there for your family. love. it's what hakes a subaru, a subaru.
all the best. look at the happy couple there. >> congratulations to them. tomorrow on "gma," the next ousted couple on "dancing with the stars." and katy perry finalist number two. it will be tough to top today's. we'll try. as we celebrate 30 year of jack hanna. >> live from the abc 7 broadcast center, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning, everybody. a few severe storms developing across our area. one is a tornado
warning issued for parts of berkeley, jefferson, and washington counties until 9:15 this morning. this is near shepherdstown and is traveling to the north and the east. we are also tracking a line of storms in the loudoun county from mechanicsville. it has the potential of producing damaging winds. no watch is in effect. e it is.y this. -- ther a tornado watch including d.c., s up towards washington. a cold front is approaching, unstable conditions up ahead. and isolateds tornadoes today. picking up anywhere from half of an inch to an inch of rainfall. we have reports out of inch ofer of 1/3 of an
rain within five minutes. we have some home damage there. we will keep you up to date as this evolves across the area. looking forward to a big cooldown. today, temperatures steady in the mid-to upper 70's. thunderstorms, heavy at times. continuing through the afternoon hours. they will wind down by the evening. yourh around 70 for tuesday. yourh around 70 for tuesday. "i'm terry mcauliffe, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad." the are birth control pills. more than half of american women use them at some point in their lives buken cuccinelli sponsored a bill that could have made coon forms of birth control illegal, including thpill. cuccinelli was one of on five senators to support this "potentially radical intrusion into domestic, family and individual decision-making"
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